The survey also showed that more than 80 per cent of the residents prefer to get their cars professionally washed at car centres or petrol pumps. While the maximum percentage of residents visit professional cleaning centres, others usually take help from security guards of the building, or by other members of utility staff employed by the building owner.
What is even interesting to note is that despite professional cleaning services being available everywhere in the UAE,
more than 50 per cent of the vehicle owners chose mobile car wash services over these professional cleaning centres in UAE. The reason behind this choice was the lack of time, and busy schedule of the residents, it said. Selwyn Abraham, Equipment Division Manager, Trade X Middle East, said, “Cars are a big part of our lives here in the region, and especially in the UAE. We are obsessed with keeping them clean, inside and out.”
“The survey clearly highlights the fact that car cleaning services in the UAE are a profitable business. MECTW is keen
to highlight the movers and shakers of the automatic cleaning, washing and detailing industry, and this exhibition provides a robust platform for any company looking to showcase itself,” he said. Jayaraman Nair, chairman of VIS Exhibitions & Conferences, Organiser of MECTW, said, “The car cleaning, washing and detailing industry is seeing rapid growth, and surveys like these is absolutely needed to get an insight into customer trends.
Today there is a plethora of products and solutions available, and this survey along with the exposure that MECTW is providing is very much needed. Car culture continues to grow in the region and our industry is helping drive this growth,” he added.